The Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

77.3 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is facing one of the longest-standing and most complex humanitarian crises in the world. The country is simultaneously experiencing armed conflicts, food insecurity and recurring epidemics, including cholera, measles, Ebola, and now COVID-19. Insecurity has led to large-scale forced displacement. Gender-based violence is endemic in the country. UNFPA is providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, such as maternal health care, family planning and training of midwives, as well as GBV prevention and response services. UNFPA also leads the GBV sub-cluster and reproductive health working groups across the DRC as well as the task force on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

25.7 millón

Women of reproductive age

5.7 millón

Pregnant women


Young people

8.2 millón

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 10-14 reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services

Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services

Number of older persons aged 65+ reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance

Número de clínicas móviles

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Cantidad de espacios seguros

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Jeunes animateurs et bénévoles formés à la santé sexuelle et reproductive

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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